Yes, it’s OK, we around here are indeed aware that a royal pardon in Malaysia comes from the Monarch of Malaysia, not from the newly elected Prime Minister. But there’s still a certain cheek in Mahathir Mohamad pushing through this idea of a pardon for Anwar Ibrahim. For according to our own – all too faulty at times – memories, it’s Mohamad who insisted on Ibrahim ending up in jail in the first place.
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The newly-elected Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has said the country’s monarch is willing to grant a full pardon to the jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim – beginning the process by which he could shortly succeed him.